Malinche by Laura Esquivel audiobook

Malinche: A Novel

By Laura Esquivel
Read by Maria Conchita Alonso

Simon & Schuster Audio
6.70 Hours 1
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The princess of Latin American literature returns with the legendary love affair between Hernán Cortés and his interpreter, Malinalli. When Malinalli, a member of the tribe conquered by the Aztec warriors, first meets Cortés, she -- like many -- believes the conquistador is the reincarnated forefather god of her tribe. Naturally, she assumes that her task is to help Cortés destroy the Aztec empire and free her people. The two fall passionately in love, but Malinalli gradually comes to realize that Cortés's thirst for conquest is all too human. He is willing to destroy anyone, even his own men, even their own love. Throughout Mexican history, Malinalli has been reviled for betrayal of the Indian people. However, recent historical research has shown that her role was much more complex; she was the mediator between two cultures, Hispanic and Native American, and two languages, Spanish and Náhuatl. An extraordinary retelling of this passionate and tragic love affair, bursting with lyricism and vivid imagery, Malinche finally unveils the truth behind the legend.

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Summary

Summary

The princess of Latin American literature returns with the legendary love affair between Hernán Cortés and his interpreter, Malinalli.

When Malinalli, a member of the tribe conquered by the Aztec warriors, first meets Cortés, she -- like many -- believes the conquistador is the reincarnated forefather god of her tribe. Naturally, she assumes that her task is to help Cortés destroy the Aztec empire and free her people. The two fall passionately in love, but Malinalli gradually comes to realize that Cortés's thirst for conquest is all too human. He is willing to destroy anyone, even his own men, even their own love.

Throughout Mexican history, Malinalli has been reviled for betrayal of the Indian people. However, recent historical research has shown that her role was much more complex; she was the mediator between two cultures, Hispanic and Native American, and two languages, Spanish and Náhuatl.

An extraordinary retelling of this passionate and tragic love affair, bursting with lyricism and vivid imagery, Malinche finally unveils the truth behind the legend.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Ambitious and inventive.”  Los Angeles Times
“Lyrical…Esquivel details richly imagined complications for a woman trapped between the ancient Mexicas civilization and the Spaniards.”  Publishers Weekly
“Much like Esquivel’s timeless Like Water for Chocolate, this novel is a magical, spiritual story that highlights the strength of women and the intensity of relationships. Maria Conchita Alonso’s musical voice is an ideal vehicle for the telling of a vivid fictionalization of Mexico’s history…Alonso effervesces with a rich enthusiasm for both the story and its language, and the result is an engaging, passionate audiobook.” AudioFile
“The descriptions of Malinche’s beliefs in the roles of the ancient gods and her observations on Christianity are fascinating and well written.”  Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Laura Esquivel

Author Bio: Laura Esquivel

Laura Esquivel is the award-winning author of several books, including the New York Times bestseller Like Water for Chocolate, which sold over four and a half million copies in thirty-five languages and was adapted into a major motion picture.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 6.70
Audience: Adult
Language: English